Understanding the Point System

     

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    General Information

    A scholarship recipient is granted study abroad points only upon successful completion of his/her activity. Study abroad points are redeemable for use on any APA study abroad program. Graduate students will use the points for research-related international activities that are approved by their department. Each point is valued at US$10.

     

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    • A scholarship recipient must earn a minimum of 100 points in order to redeem the points. The maximum number of points that a recipient may earn is 500 points. Points may be redeemed in the following manner

     

     

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    • 100 points (the equivalent of $1000): The recipient can redeem the points for use on a summer study abroad program, a semester-long study abroad program, or a year-long study abroad program.

     

     
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    • 200 points (the equivalent of $2000):  The recipient can redeem the points for use on a semester-long study abroad program or a year-long study abroad program.

     

     

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    • 300 points (the equivalent of $3000):  The recipient can redeem the points for use on a year-long study abroad program.

     

     

     

     

    NOTE:  Points can only be used for APA-sponsored study abroad programs.  All point amounts must be earned before a student embarks on the study abroad program. Students can earn additional points up to the maximum amount after their return from a study abroad program that can be used towards another LSU study abroad program.

     

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